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The White Light by RedKid11 The White Light by RedKid11
So if you guys had followed me on tumblr, you'd know that I struggled a lot with this- luckily it all worked out just fine.
The game had heaps of outfits and I wasn't sure where to go with it, there were so many possibilities!

I really wanted an outfit that could make good use of her agility- and I also wanted to make it Chinese based, since a lot of Japanese based outfits were already done.

The design choices, embroidery and basically- concept behind Lightning's costume design was inspired by my pet goldfishes. (I did spend a long time sitting across them lovingly for giving me the idea) The decision behind the cape, the white dress-shirt, etc- was based around that too.
But yes, they are indeed really swift and graceful- qualities resembled in the way Lightning fights.

The outfit in general however, was aimed to allow Lightning to move with ease and not hinder her agility in battle nor weigh her down much, basically.
A short dual blade would be light and swift, although an additional arm-shield (complete with fish bones design) could be added as well.
The chinese characters on her back literally translates to 'White Light'. (I was thinking White Ghost- but nah)
It does refer to the white light her opponent will see as the lights in their eyes die... >;D
I picked white as the primary outfit color because as she is the Saviour, per se.. and white is often more associated with purity, etc.

Anyway, I thought I'd have a go at this contest, seeing that 95% of my gallery consists of Lightning comics :D
And I am both really excited and sad that her story is ending- ...or is it? (me and my buddies in the fanfiction and/or art department shall have a say in that, hahah)
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ChaosOmegaNova Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Red. I love this, it makes Lightning look even more bad ass.
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woohoo! thank you, glad you liked it :D
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FarronParadigm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the design; really gorgeous. Best of luck! Heart 
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woo! Heheh, thanks! ;D
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cutmyownpath Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Freaking brilliant. Love the outfit, and the weapons are amazing. Good luck with the contest.
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Heyy thanks, I'm glad you liked it. I've seen heaps of amazing entries all out, too- it's nice to see a lot of people fangirling over Lightning :D
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Awesome-nee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I saw the contest details and said one thing: "The person who wins this is gonna be one happy S.O.B, Wish I could draw and get 1000 bucks DX!"

Although if I could draw, I would get WAAAAY outta hand with Lightning outifts and would be a lot of Cloud stuff for her XD. 
Good luck 

PS: That Returns ending just made me FEEL the closure. It was a blast but im glad she's finally got a happy ending. 
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ohh yeah, definitelly. Although it'd be awesome to win- I'm just glad I finished this in time, because I was going insane when I sketched up the possible outfits (as you say, it was getting outta hand XD)
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Awesome-nee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
She's just too much of a woman to not want to mess with her so much DX!
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
whooohohooooo!! I KNEW you couldn´t keep away from the contest!! I was expecting your entrance pal!! you definitely have my vote! I adooore her fierce expression!!
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